Denver receives $10 million grant to improve teaching

01/22/2010 | Denver Post, The

Denver Public Schools received a three-year, $10 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a system for evaluating teachers. District officials said they plan to use the money to create a research-based definition of effective teaching, develop teacher-assessment tools and targeted professional development, and come up with new ways to reward the most effective teachers. The district was among those that applied for but did not win a first round of teacher-improvement grants awarded in November by the foundation.

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